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Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what work his Department has commissioned from the Adam Smith Institute in the last five years; and how much each of these projects cost. 
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Hilary Benn: Pursuant to the response given to the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetlands on 12 January 2004, Official Report, column 518W which gave the figures for the original value of contracts awarded to Adam Smith International Ltd. The following table sets
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out the current value of these contracts, made up of the original value plus any increases or extensions since. All contracts with Adam Smith International Ltd. have been awarded and managed in line with DFID's standard procurement procedures.
|Project title||Current value (£) (original contract value plus cost of any increases or extensions)||Country|
|1999||PR Unit Support for Parastatal Sector Reform Commission (PSRC)||430,625||Tanzania|
|1999||Privatisation Project Phase 3 and 4 Managing Consultant||1,718,736||Guyana|
|1999||Privatisation Agency Support Project Consultancy||560,752||Zimbabwe|
|1999||Technical Assistance for Public Enterprise Reform in Orissa||3,667,571||India|
|1999||Assistance to the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department||9,131,555||West Bank and Gaza|
|1999||Additional Support to the Privatisation Board||106,241||Bangladesh|
|1999||UK-Ireland Privatisation and Regulation Study Tour||11,145||Tanzania|
|1999||Medium Term Programme of Capacity Building for PURC||1,559,960||Ghana|
|1999||Initital Support to the Budgetary Processes of the Government of Macedonia||44,315||Macedonia|
|2000||Rehabilitation of Cyclone Damaged Lift Irrigation Points in Orissa||1,296,327||India|
|2000||Seminar on Export Credits and Developing Countries||102,594||United Kingdom|
|2000||Lead Adviser to Parastatal Sector Reform Commission (PSCR)||229,966||Tanzania|
|2000||Russia Trade Policy Project||1,199,986||Russia|
|2001||Conference on Disinvestment||70,000||India|
|2001||Support for Public Sector Undertaking Reforms & Social Safety Net in Madhya Pradesh||80,000||India|
|2001||PSCR: Water Privatisation and Regulation Study Tour||54,924||Tanzania|
|2001||Communications Film for Department of Disinvestment||89,500||India|
|2001||Consultants for Standards, Technical Regulatory Barriers Programme||92,870||Global (non project specific)|
|2002||Trade Training for DFID Staff||20,075||United Kingdom|
|2002||Pilot Training and Capacity Building in International Watercourse Law||151,008||Kyrgyz Republic|
|2002||Trade Training for DFID StaffBangkok||32,328||United Kingdom|
|2002||Support for Capacity-building in the Ministry of Finance and Central Bank||3,277,815||Afghanistan|
|2003||Support Services for Public Enterprise Restructuring in South Africa||6,363,435||South Africa, Republic of|
|2003||Support to Water Sector Regulation by PURCGhana||1,079,100||Ghana|
|2003||Andhra Pradesh Economic Restructuring ProgrammePublic Enterprise Reforms, Phase II||416,435||India|
|2003||Economic Support within 1st Military Division HQ Basra.||55,510||Iraq|
|2003||Economic Development within 1st Military Division HQ Basra.||119,848||Iraq|
|2003||Support to the Office of the Prime Minister and to the Cabinet Office.||100,400||West Bank and Gaza|
|2003||ITDDFID Staff Training||288,685||Global (non project specific)|
|2003||Asia Trade Consultancy||44,200||United Kingdom|
|2003||International Lawyer within 1st Military Division HQ Basra.||131,868||Iraq|
|2003||Economic Support to Coalition Provisional Authority South (CPAS)||111,255||Iraq|
|2003||Secondment of Negotiations Support Staff to the Office of Prime Minister.||75,800||West Bank and Gaza|
|Legal Adviser within Coalition Provisional Authority South (CPAS)||72,925||Iraq|
DFID contracts have been subject to untied international competition since 2001, using the EU Public Procurement Regulations.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his answer of 12 January 2004, Official Report, column 518W, on the Adam Smith Institute, how much his Department has spent on work undertaken by the Adam Smith Institute in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Challen: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what outcomes have been monitored arising from contracted services provided to his Department by the Adam Smith Institute and its subsidiaries. 
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Hilary Benn: All DFID projects are monitored to ensure contracted services make the intended contribution to project outcomes. We have not made special arrangements for consultancy advice from Adam Smith International Ltd.
Brian Cotter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) his Department and (b) each agency and non-departmental public body sponsored by his Department has spent on (i) advertising and (ii) information campaigns in each year from 199596 to 200304 (estimated); and if he will make a statement. 
(5)Provisional forecast figure
Hilary Benn: At the beginning of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR's) repatriation programme in April 2002, UNHCR's estimate of the Afghan refugee caseload in Iran was 1.5 million. Since then, over 500,000 people have returned to Afghanistan. Only five per cent. of these are believed to have originated in camps.
In Pakistan, the refugee caseload was estimated at 3.5 million in March 2002. Over 1.5 million were repatriated in 2002 and over 300,000 returned in 2003. The bulk of returnees so far, has consisted of refugees living in urban areas rather than camps. The 1.5 million remaining in Pakistan almost all live in camps.
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Hilary Benn: The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as yet have no specific figures for the number of Afghans in refugee camps belonging to women-headed households. The most detailed information they can currently offer is that approximately 50 to 60 per cent. of refugees in camps in Pakistan are women and that five to 10 per cent. of these are of adult age. In Iran, only five per cent. of refugees live in camps, and of these, only 38 per cent. are women.
UNHCR, however, anticipate that more detailed information will become available over the next year. Elections in Afghanistan are planned for June 2004 and UNHCR is currently discussing ways to carry out voter registration for Afghan refugees with the Government of Pakistan and the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). This should start to shed more light on the make-up of the refugee population. UNHCR also has plans for a separate census, which the Government of Pakistan have asked them to carry out in order to get a better picture of the remaining refugee caseload in Pakistan. It is expected that this will be carried out after voter registration of refugees to avoid confusion. UNHCR believes this will provide an insight, among other things, into the number of women-headed households and their dependents.
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